January2015

CCSA National Championship heading to Durham College this fall

January 22, 2015

Oshawa, ON


Durham Lords Media Release

Wednesday, January 21, 2015



CCSA National Championship heading to Durham College this fall



OSHAWA, Ont. – Some of the finest intercollegiate softball talent in the country is coming to the Durham Region Oct. 9-11, 2015 when the Durham College Lords host the 2015 Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championship.



This will be Durham’s first time hosting the national event, which began taking place annually in 2008.



“We are very eager to host such a great event that features the top intercollegiate softball teams in Canada,” said Durham College Athletic Director Ken Babcock. “With a national championship on the line, teams will be going all out on the field making for some thrilling action for fans to appreciate. As it is our first time hosting the event, it will be a great opportunity to showcase our campus, hospitality and the Durham Region to the rest of the country.”



Durham Field which is home to the Durham Lords will be the host diamond of the championship. A full schedule with game times and locations will be released leading up to the event.



“Durham College will be an excellent venue to host this year’s national championship,” said Durham Lords softball head coach Jim Nemish. “The program has a rich history that is second to none and I’m certain that nationals will be a success for all of the participants involved.”



The reigning champions are the Western University Mustangs, who defeated St.. Clair 9-1 to win their fourth straight national title. Last year the Durham Lords placed fifth overall, their best showing since 2012 when the club reached the national final.



With Durham hosting the national championship it will be the Lord’s sixth straight appearance at the tournament.



The Lords have hosted award-winning and highly regarded national championships including men’s volleyball (1990 and 2003), women’s volleyball (1990), men’s soccer (1999), women’s soccer (1999), men’s and women’s golf (2001 and 2002), baseball (2009), men’s basketball (2011) and golf (2012).



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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Scott Dennis
Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator
Durham College and UOIT Athletics
905.721.2000 Ext. 2784 (P)
905.721.3117 (F)



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